We’ve seen Megavalanche from the front of the pack. Here’s what’s it like at the thick of it courtesy of UR Team rider Jamie Nicoll at this year’s contest. Why are you guys doing this?! Why don’t you just walk and enjoy the scenery?
Lumos is a bicycle helmet with over 60 LEDs on its front, side and back. It automatically flashes its brake lights when you’re slowing down, while its turn signal lights are triggered via a handlebar-mounted remote control.
Watch these mountain bikers hit speeds up to 39mph down an abandoned bobsled track built for the 1984 Winter Olympics in Sarajevo. Sure, it would be faster coated with ice, but they probably wouldn’t make it to the first bend.
U.S. mountain biker Aaron Gwin shows how skill and determination trumps working equipment as his bike broke its chain at the start of the race, and he still managed to win the round. Fortunately he didn’t need to pedal uphill.
Pontiac, Michigan’s Silverdome was once home to the Detroit Lions. With the stadium in ruins, Red Bull let loose BMX rider Tyler Fernengal in the abandoned stadium where he pulled some epic tricks in the eerie locale. (Thanks Mike!)
LifePaint is a washable and temporary spray paint that provides retroreflection, i.e. it reflects light back to its source. It was designed to make cyclists more visible at night, but it can be applied on other objects as well.
Bicyclist Michal Kolbek takes a ride along this smooth red rock formation in Sedona, AZ. While it’s not actually as steep as it looks, we still wouldn’t rider there. We’re just impressed that the drone buzzing overhead didn’t distract him.
The Louisville Mega Cavern in Kentucky will soon open a 320,000sq.ft. underground bike park. Located 100ft. underground, the cavern stays at 60ºF all year round. It will have bike rentals and courses for all ages and skill levels.
Visijax’s jackets have built-in front and rear LEDs to keep you visible while biking. The high-end model also has turn signals on each sleeve, which activate when you raise your arm. The LEDs can stay lit for up to 30 hours per charge.
Slim fitting jeans and bicycles are no longer a bad combination. Kitsbow’s Drifter jeans look like normal slim fit denim pants, but they have extra room in the thighs and seams around the knees to make cycling comfortable.
Cobi is a modular system that adds modern features to bicycles. It has a smartphone dock, a thumb controller, an automatic headlight and rear lights/turn signals. Its mobile app has a map, stat trackers, a theft alarm and more.
Footage captured from the front of a pack 600 mountain bikers as they head down a snow-covered run during Megavalanche, an 18-mile, 8,500 foot downhill endurance event. Watch footage of the exhausting hour-long route here.
While filming Matt Macduff’sBreathe Easy, freestyle mountain biker Aaron Chase tried to take on the open loops in Macduff’s backyard course. He used a couple of GoPros to record his painful attempts and the sweet victory.
BMX trick rider Tim Knoll returns with another reel of his incredible agility and balance, as he performs parkour-like stunts with his bike and the environment as his props. That upside-down rail grind is just nuts.
Norwegian cyclist and daredevil Eskil Ronningsbakken took his bicycle on a ride along a steep, twisty, rainy mountain highway hitting speeds up to 50mph – all while going backwards and seated on the handlebars.
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin’s concept for an “invisible” bicycle helmet is now available for sale. The Hövding collar has an airbag that is deployed only when its sensors detect that the rider is about to fall or fly off their bike.
A short documentary by Streetfilms about Groningen. It’s a city in the Netherlands where people are encouraged to commute using bicycles, thanks to policies enacted during the 1970s and the cooperation of its citizens.
Red Bull mountain biker Aaron Gwin hops on his Specialized Demo 8 Carbon bike and hits the trails in Idyllwild, California, where he takes to the mountainside at mind-bending speeds that only an athlete of his caliber could pull off.
So you’re riding your BMX bike but can’t seem to get around the guys in front of you. While you could just drift behind them, bicyclist Michal Maroši decides to pass them – by leaving the ground and taking to a wall instead.
Trick rider Tim Knoll shows how he pulls off his low-to-the-ground limbo maneuver, which allows him to ride underneath semi trailers. As Tim mentions, don’t try this at home – it’s seriously dangerous – but awesome to watch.
Bicyclists Ali Goulet, Chris Van Dine and Aaron Chase take to the treacherous and bone-rattling terrain of Machu Picchu, Peru, capturing the thrilling POV action, scenic countryside, and friendly residents with their GoPros.